Alan Mendelevich is the founder of AdDuplex, a mobile ad network that focuses on Windows Phone. As such, Mendelevich has insight into what is going on behind the scenes with the platform. According to some tweets he sent out on Saturday, 90% of active Windows Phone handsets in the U.S. were made by Nokia. Surely that figure doesn't shock those of you who follow the mobile phone industry. Once Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division, you have to wonder if Windows Phone will go the way of iOS and BlackBerry OS where the hardware and software is made by the same company.
Other stats revealed by Mendelevich show that Windows Phone 8 has 75% of the Windows Phone market share globally and 19% of that belongs to the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520
. And the brand spanking new Nokia Lumia 1520
phablet, extremely hard to find in the states
, debuted on the charts at number 19 which is actually ahead of the Huawei Ascend W2
and the Samsung ATIV S Neo
after just one day.